7 Vegetables You Can Re-grow Indoors

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7 Vegetables You Can Re-grow Indoors

Happy Earth Day! This Earth Day celebrate the outdoors from inside! Recycle food scraps to grow vegetables. All you need is vegetable scraps, water, and a little sunlight. Re-sprouting your vegetables is easy and helps stretch your grocery budget! Place them on your windowsill to instill a sense of hope and wonder to watch something grow.

Re-grow these vegetables by placing the root-side down in a small amount of water:

Bok Choy: Cut off the base. Place root-side down in water.

Celery: Cut 2 inches away from the root end of the stalk. Place in 1 inch of water.

Fennel: Cut 1 inch away from the roots before placing in water.

Garlic Chives: This is the green that grows out of garlic. Take an unpeeled garlic clove and put in a dish. Only partly cover the clove with water.

Green Onion or Scallions: Place the bottom (white part with the roots) in a tall glass. Fill with 1 inch of water.

Leeks: Cut 2 inches away from the white root end before placing in water.

Romaine Lettuce: Cut off a half inch away from the bottom of the head of lettuce before placing in water.


  • Change the vegetable’s water every day or two.
  • Make sure no pieces fall off into the water.
  • The size of the container should be around the same size as the food you’re growing. Try using glass jars, old yogurt containers, or coffee cans.
  • You can re-grow many of the same vegetables. Just make sure you don’t crowd them.
  • Avoid placing your vegetables near or on a heating or cooling unit.

About the Author
Jenna Taubin

Jenna Taubin is CHN's Wellness Manager where she supports free wellness classes for the communitys CHN serves. Jenna enjoys reading on the subway and taking walks with her dog, Hurley and believes in the importance of taking 10,000 per day for a well balanced lifestyle.